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February is often a month known for cold and dreary days with one bright spot on the fourteenth for Valentine’s Day, but there are other things to be aware of. It is the shortest month of the year, and it contains one of the best days possible. No, leap years only happen every four years, so the twenty-ninth is not even under consideration. Okay, just to help everyone along, it is on the ninth and it is called National Pizza Day. Yes, there is an entire day devoted to honoring that most beloved food. Here are a few ways to…

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A Quick History of Carrot Cake When you sink your fork into a cream cheese-frosted piece of carrot cake, it’s hard to imagine a time when this dessert menu staple wasn’t a thing. But when compared to its apple pie or chocolate cake rivals, carrot cake is a relative newcomer to the American dessert scene. It took a long and complicated path to get there. Before you study the cake, you have to understand the carrot. Ancestors of today’s carrots have existed since at least 8th century Babylon. The Babylonians didn’t much care for the carrot’s root, which was spindly,…

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Pizza is the one food that is always a crowd-pleaser. Regardless of whether you’re feeding a handful of teenagers or entertaining older family and friends for the big game, you can rely on this Italian classic to hit the spot. If you don’t want to wait for delivery, and you’re tired of the standard frozen varieties, here are seven simple pizza recipes to spice up your kitchen and delight your guests. Margherita Style Pizza Margherita style pizza is a simple, yet satisfying and is incredibly easy to make. For best results, you should use a thin-crust or a flatbread as…

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A food that is usually inexpensive to purchase and that can be used to make a variety of dishes is peanut butter. You can get the product in either a creamy or crunchy consistency depending on the texture that you enjoy. There are also flavors added to some jars of peanut butter including honey and chocolate. If you have a jar or two in your cabinets, consider some of these easy peanut butter recipes that you can make that can be satisfying for you and your family. 1. Vegan Ice Cream If you’re trying to maintain a healthy diet but…

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Whether you’re looking into a vegetarian or vegan diet for ethical reasons, need to stop eating so much meat for your health, or are just trying to save a bit of money, the humble legume is a powerhouse of nutrition. Beans come in a wide array of sizes, colors, textures and flavors, but all of them offer exceptional nutrition for a low price. Canned beans can usually feed one or two people for less than a $1, and dried beans that you cook yourself are even more cost effective. Beans are jam-packed with nutrients: – Fiber – Potassium – Magnesium…

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Drinking is clearly something that a number of people do for New Year’s Eve, but there are some people that want to go into the new year dry. They want to turn over a new leaf. It may be part of a New Year’s resolution to start consuming less alcohol. Fortunately, there are some delectable options on the market for those that would like to engage in consuming beverages that are non-alcoholic. A large number of people do not realize that there are so many choices for non-alcoholic beverages because they have never taken the time to look. There are…

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Eggnog is one of the most traditionally consumed beverages during the holiday season and December 24th happens to be National Eggnog Day! It is a beverage not only known throughout the United States but is also widely popular in Canada, Australia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. As the name implies, eggnog typically consists of eggs, milk, sugar, and cream. Eggnog may also be known as milk punch, egg milk punch, ponche creme, or ponche de crème. Despite its many names, eggnog is definitely one of the top go-to drinks during the holidays across the world. As mentioned, the classic eggnog…

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Now that shopping season is winding down and celebrations, work parties and family get-togethers are ramping up, it’s time to start thinking about holiday baking again! Christmas cookies are the perfect last-second gift for co-workers, babysitters, neighbors and the like. Everyone could use a little bit extra sugar and carb-fueled burst of energy to finish out the season, right? Think of this as your one-stop shop for all the easiest, tastiest holiday treats that will help you spread love, joy and sprinkles to everyone on your list this year! We have compiled a list of simple no-bake creations and holiday…

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Being able to eat healthy is something many of us aspire to do. It helps improve your energy and mood, and it also supports general health. However, when on a budget, it can be difficult to manage purchasing a variety of healthy foods without spending a large amount of money. The good news is that, with some research, planning and strategics, you can easily eat a healthy diet for $10 a day or less. Here are some tips to help you get started. 1. Buy Fresh, Whole Foods “Whole foods” are foods that haven’t been processed–fresh produce, eggs, and meat…

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For over 30 years, December 4th, known as National Cookie Day, has been a day to celebrate the remarkable versatile bakery confection we know as the cookie. There are ten classifications of cookies. • Bar cookies • Drop cookies • Fried cookies • Molded cookies • No-bake cookies • Icebox cookies • Rolled cookies • Sandwich cookies • Sliced cookies • Macaron cookies Join the fun and create a cookie from each classification. There are tens of thousands of cookie recipes available from around the world. Here are some ideas for your Cookie Day celebration. Bar Cookies Classic Chocolate Chip…

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